Mt. SACs Financial Aid Department will once again offer free one-on-one financial aid assistance to high school seniors and their parents during its Cash for College workshop on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Student Life Center, Building 9C.
Cash for College provides one-on-one assistance for college-bound students and their parents to complete and file Federal Student Aid and Cal Grant financial aid forms for the 2008-09 academic year. The event also helps students maximize their financial aid prospects by meeting the early financial aid deadlines. The state financial aid deadline is March 2.
Parents and students must bring a copy of students Social Security cards or permanent resident cards, and a 2007 federal 1040 tax return and W-2. If 2007 information is not available, a 2006 tax return may be used. The workshop information and assistance can be used to apply to any community college, not just Mt. SAC.
Information and application forms will also be available for Admissions, Extend Opportunity and Programs Services and Mt. SACs Summer Bridge Program for first-time college students.
A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and reservations are necessary for one-on-one appointments. Participants will also be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship sponsored through the California Student Aid Commission and The Education Financing Foundation of California.
To make a reservation or for more information, call the Mt. SAC Financial Aid Office at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4458 or 5972.